KiwiSaver Scheme Providers


Serial No: 21020 Hi, This is probably a dumb question, but how do we load the employee/employer's nominated scheme provider's name in Ace Payroll? Thank you. H J

  • Hiya HJ. This is not a dumb question, and thank you for asking it.
  • If an individual employee chooses their own scheme provider, the employee contacts the provider directly. The provider then contacts the IRD, and the IRD then stores that information.
  • Similarly if the employer chooses their own default provider, the employer contracts directly with the scheme provider, who then looks after the link up at the IRD end.
  • The linking of employees to scheme providers does not happen at the payroll end of the process, and accordingly there is no facility, and no need, for any payroll software to communicate this information to the IRD.
  • I hope this has answered your question for you.
Section 45 KiwiSaver Act 2006
People may choose their own KiwiSaver scheme

A person may, at any time, choose the KiwiSaver scheme of which he or she will be a member by contracting directly with the provider of the scheme to become a member of that scheme.

Section 46 KiwiSaver Act 2006
Employer may choose scheme for employees

(1) An employer may, at any time, choose a KiwiSaver scheme of which the employer's employees will become members if the employees do not choose their own KiwiSaver scheme.

(2) However, an employer may choose a KiwiSaver scheme under this section only if all new permanent employees of the employer are eligible to be members of the scheme (to the extent that this Act applies to the employees).

(3) In this section, permanent employees means employees other than those employed in temporary employment within the meaning of section 12.

Section 47 KiwiSaver Act 2006
When employer choice of KiwiSaver scheme is effective

(1) The method by which an employer may choose a KiwiSaver scheme is

(a) by agreeing with the provider that the provider will provide access to the scheme for the employer's employees; and

(b) by giving notice to the Commissioner of

(i) the name, address, and tax file number of the employer; and

(ii) the name, address, and tax file number of both the provider and the chosen KiwiSaver scheme.

(2) The employer's choice of KiwiSaver scheme is effective

(a) as from the date on which the notice in subsection (1)(b) is accepted by the Commissioner, or on any later date specified in the notice; and

(b) until the effective date of the earliest of any of the following notices:

(i) notice given by the employer to the Commissioner of an alternative choice of scheme under subsection (1); or

(ii) notice given by the employer to the Commissioner stating that the employer no longer has a chosen KiwiSaver scheme; or

(iii) notice given by the Commissioner to the employer stating that the employer's choice of KiwiSaver scheme has been revoked by the Commissioner on the grounds that the Commissioner is not satisfied that the scheme is eligible to be the employer's chosen scheme under section 46.

More KiwiSaver Information

KiwiSaver Overview
An overview of everything an employer needs to know about KiwiSaver more..
KiwiSaver Employee Setup
KiwiSaver employee setup in Ace Payroll more..
KiwiSaver Pay Calculation
KiwiSaver deductions are fully automated each pay more..
KiwiSaver Automatic Enrolment
Every person that starts a new job is automatically enrolled in the scheme more..
KiwiSaver Exempt Employees
Under 18, over 65, and casual employees are exempted from automatic enrolment more..
KiwiSaver Contribution Rates
All members must contribute 3% of gross wages and may contribute 4% or 8% more..
KiwiSaver Opting Out
An employee has 8 weeks from the start of employment to opt out of the scheme more..
KiwiSaver Opting In
Anyone can opt in to the scheme at any time. Once opted in, an employee can never opt out more..
KiwiSaver Contributions Holiday
All applications for a contributions holiday must be made to the IRD using a KS6 Contributions Holiday request form more..
KiwiSaver Employer Contributions
All employers must contribute 3% for each employee enrolled in KiwiSaver more..
ESCT - What Is It?
A description of Employers Superannuation Contributions Tax and how it is paid more..
ESCT Calculation
ESCT is payable on all KiwiSaver employer contributions more..
ESCT Tax Rates
Employer KiwiSaver contributions are taxed at the top employee marginal tax rate, based on estimated annual earnings more..
ESCT on IRD Monthly Returns
I am doing my monthly return for IRD and the ESCT figure does not show on my IR348 return. What is wrong? more..
KiwiSaver Contributions Report
The KiwiSaver Contributions Report keeps track of contributions, reversals and refunds more..
KiwiSaver Reversals and Refunds
Use the Reversals and Refunds Wizard to reverse and optionally refund KiwiSaver deductions to employees that were automatically enrolled, and then opted out of KiwiSaver more..
KiwiSaver Company Setup
For most employers no company setup is required in Ace Payroll more..
Total Remuneration
Use when an agreed salary package includes KiwiSaver employer contributions more..
KiwiSaver Scheme Providers
The linking of employees to scheme providers does not happen at the payroll end of the process more..
Exempt Schemes
How to disable the deduction of compulsory employer KiwiSaver contributions for employees in exempt KiwiSaver schemes more..
Alphabetical Index
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Ace Payroll FAQ Contents
All the most common Ace Payroll questions grouped by categories in a short table of key words more..
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KiwiSaver Forms

image KS1 Employee Details
An employer uses this form to notify Inland Revenue about
  • a new employee being enrolled automatically.
  • an existing employee opting in.
image KS2 KiwiSaver Deductions
An employee uses this form to provide details to an employer if they are
  • starting new employment.
  • an existing employee opting in.
  • a member contribution rate change.
image KS3 Employee Information
An introductory guide for an employee about the KiwiSaver scheme.
KS4 KiwiSaver Employer Guide
A 36 page overview of your KiwiSaver responsibilities as an employer.
KS6 Contributions Holiday
An employee uses this form to request a contributions holiday.
image KS10 New Employee Opt Out
An employee uses this form if they have been automatically enrolled and don't want to be a member of KiwiSaver.